It Is Easier

It is easier to doubt than to believe;
It is easier to worry than to hope.
It is easier to fear than to trust,
Than trust in the name of the Man who’s more than man.

It is easier to hurt than to be whole;
It is easier to be blind than to see.
It is easier to suffer than to pray,
Than pray in the name of the Man who’s more than man.

It is easier to stumble than to run;
It is easier to lose than try to win.
It is easier to die than really live,
Than live in the name of the Man who’s more than man.

It is easier to to die than really live;
It is easier to suffer than to pray.
It is easier to fear than to trust,
Than trust in the name of the Man who’s more than man.

About This Song:

Do you know someone who finds it easier to gripe about his problems than to do something about them? You wouldn’t happen to be like that, would you?

I admit it. At some points in my life, I’ve found it easier to complain about my circumstances than to figure out how best to endure and possibly even overcome them.

Maybe that was because I didn’t want to admit that my problems were beyond my ability to control. They were God-sized, not Roger-sized.

Believing that God can solve our problems takes faith, though. A lot of it at times.

Especially when we admit that God’s solutions may not happen as soon as we want or in the way we want. Sometimes He chooses to help us endure our circumstances rather than to change them.

Who wants a God like that?

I do. Because I believe God knows so much more than I do. His wisdom is infinite. I can’t begin to comprehend how He keeps track of billions of people simultaneously and knows every detail of our lives, down to the number of hairs on our heads.

But I believe He does, and I believe He’ll work things out for His ultimate good. Not just mine or ours.

When Jesus lived on earth two thousand years ago, He didn’t simply do a lot of teaching, preaching, and healing. By enduring every possible problem we humans can possibly face, he showed us that victory can be ours.

Not victory through His own efforts, but through the love and wisdom and power of God the Father. Jesus modeled the kind of faith we need to live victorious lives.

The way He lived wasn’t easy, though, and He didn’t promise us an easy road, either. But He assured us of the ultimate victory, and that’s what counts.

If you haven’t yet put your faith in Jesus–the Man who’s more than man–won’t you do so now?

Free lead sheets (lyrics, tune, and chords) are available for many of my songs. Click on the Lead Sheets tab at the top of this page to see whether one is available for this song. Videos for many of my songs, some recorded at home and some at our church’s nursing home ministry, can be accessed at my website, RogerBruner.com, under the Listen tab.

Look for me again next Wednesday. Better still, subscribe to receive these weekly posts by email.

Best regards,
Roger

About Roger E. Bruner

Seventy-four-year-old Roger E. Bruner is the author and publisher of eighteen Christian novels and the writer of more than two hundred Christian songs and choruses, a handful of musical dramas, and a number of shorter works. He sings, plays guitar and bass, and records his original songs in his home studio. He will be active in his church's nursing home ministry again when circumstances permit and in the church choir when it starts up again. In the meantime he'll keep playing bass on the praise team. Married for seventeen years to Kathleen, he has one grown daughter. Kathleen has two. Roger enjoys reading, moderate exercise, photography and book cover design (he's done all of his own except for Rosa No-Name), playing Snood, making walking sticks, and complaining about the state of the nation while continuing to pray for it.
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